Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Sad Day For Many Across The Globe

For immediate release November 12, 2008 Agencies Issue Final Rule to Implement Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

The Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board today announced the release of a joint final rule to implement the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. The Act prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with unlawful Internet gambling, including payments made through credit cards, electronic funds transfers, and checks.

The Board and the Treasury are required by the Act to develop a joint rule in consultation with the Department of Justice. The final rule requires U.S. financial firms that participate in designated payment systems to establish and implement policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to prevent payments to gambling businesses in connection with unlawful Internet gambling. The rule provides non-exclusive examples of such policies and procedures and sets out the regulatory enforcement framework. For purposes of the rule, unlawful Internet gambling generally would cover the making of a bet or wager that involves use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any applicable federal or state law in the jurisdiction where the bet or wager is initiated, received, or otherwise made.

Compliance with the rule is required by December 1, 2009.

2 comments:

Cris Cohen said...

Waiting for the follow-up story: "Police Arrest Every Member of the New York Stock Exchange."

1Queens Up1 said...

might be waiting a lon gtime for that one.

However, while the nation breathes a collective sigh because terrorists cannot play online cards anymore, terrorists soon realized that they can still gamble on horsies and lotteries.

PHEW!